Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Little Bit of Sewing for the House.

The last couple of years have found me busily sewing for my business, and that resulted in a serious lack of creating for our home. No more! We were finally in a place where we could begin to paint our living space, and that really inspired me to make our home as much of a cozy nest as I could. It's very slow going with three kids, the business, and homeschooling, but we're getting there. A couple of weeks ago I dusted off my sewing machine and stitched up a couple of pillow covers and some new curtains for our bedroom! I did the work over the course of a couple of days. It didn't take long, but the impact seems huge to me. 

I had enough fabric left from the curtains to make a cover for one of our blah-brown couch pillows. Using a nice coordinating houndstooth fabric I covered another of the pillows. I think the pop of black and white is a nice contrast for my quilt (seen in the background)! There are two more throw pillows left uncovered at this point, but I think I may fancy them up for a reading nook I'm working on.

I also dig the mix and match patterns in the bedroom.

Black and white is a great neutral, and it's so easy to add some pattern into a space using them. I'm really looking to do some sort of DIY wooden headboard eventually. I'm hoping a rustic headboard will bring some masculinity to the space. In the meantime that floral garland is taking up some of the ginormous white space above our bed.

What home improvement or decorating projects are you working on?


Unknown said...

looks great Faith! LOVE how it's coming together!

Sandy a la Mode said...

LOVE the chevron curtains!!!

SewSweetStitches said...

That little floral garland is so cute! I feel the same way about sewing for my house, there are so many other priority projects that those always get pushed aside. :(

Petals said...

love those curtains!